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Pocono Raceway

Long Pond, Pennsylvania


Pocono Raceway - Track Information

Length 2.5 miles; triangular shape
Banking
Turn 1- 14 degrees
Turn 2- 8 degrees
Turn 3- 6 degrees
Ticket Info and Location
(800) RACE-WAY

Track is on Long Pond Road two miles south of the Route 115 exit off I-80.

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Jeff's History At Pocono

Race Date Start Finish Notebook
July 31, 2016 24 28 Running 7th when seat belt became unlatched late in the race.
August 2, 2015 10 3 Ran 10th-15th all day. Fuel strategy paid off at the finish.
June 7, 2015 4 14 Pitted from lead on lap 94. Unable to regain lost track position.
August 3, 2014 5 6 Led race-high 63 laps. Late 4-tire change put him in traffic.
June 8, 2014 5 8 Struggled in race traffic.
August 4, 2013 22 2 Took the lead with 8 laps to go. Lost lead on final restart to Kasey Kahne.
June 9, 2013 11 12 Brief peek inside the top-10 in the late stages. Unable to hold spots on restarts.
August 5, 2012 27 1 Running 5th on final restart before rain. Took lead when leaders crashed. Win #86
June 10, 2012 12 19 Running 5th; stopped for fuel with 21 to go. Never recovered.
August 7, 2011 31 6 Battled for track position throughout. Ran as high as 5th during the event.
June 12, 2011 3 1 Led most of the final 40 laps. Ran in the top-5 for the majority of the event.
August 1, 2010 4 6 Led 39 laps. Changed 4 tires w/ 30 to go and lost track position.
June 6, 2010 10 32 Battled loose handling all day. Running 24th when collected in final lap wreck.
August 2, 2009 3 8 Ran in the top-10 for most of the day. Fast toward the end.
June 7, 2009 2 4 Struggled with handling, ran in lower half of top-20. Fuel strategy paid off at the end.
August 3, 2008 4 10 Never a contender for the win. Solid top-10 car. Ran out of gas on final lap.
June 8, 2008 38 14 Late caution hurt fuel mileage strategy. Rallied from 29th to 14th in final 20 laps.
August 5, 2007 11 4 Moved from 11th to 2nd, made adjustments going for the win. Had nothing for Kurt Busch.
June 10, 2007 18 1 Struggled with brake problems. Gambled on pit strategy by staying out on lap 66. Gamble paid off as rain fell on lap 106.
July 23, 2006 5 3 Ran in the top-10 all day. Two tire change on the final stop thrust him to 2nd.
June 11, 2006 6 34 Running 17th with 10 laps to go when a broken brake rotor entering turn one necessitated a spin into the infield. Car came up and slammed the turn one wall on the driver's side.
July 24, 2005 21 13 In race traffic all day. Too loose at the end, poor pit stop cost track position with 11 to go.
June 12, 2005 31 9 Moved up from the rear and ran between 11th-18th for the balance of the day. Battled a loose handling condition.
August 1, 2004 13 5 Battled a loose handling car throughout the day. Came back from 30th after a mid-race chassis issue.
June 13, 2004 6 4 Car was good on long runs. Ran in the top five most of the day. Fuel mileage complicated things later. Restarted 17th with 20 to go.
July 27, 2003 25 36 Struggled with balance in the car. Checked up for a lapped car on lap 125 and got hit from behind. Slammed the wall with the right front corner.
June 8, 2003 12 13 Cut a tire on lap 2 but managed to stay on the lead lap. Never a factor in the race-- battled a tight handling car all day.
July 28, 2002 28 12 Never advanced higher than 11th throughout the race-- shortened by 70 miles due to a three hour rain delay and impending darkness.
June 9, 2002 3 5 Led early but battled a loose handling car for the first 100 laps. Unhooked the rear sway bar on lap 115 to improve the handling. Was the fastest car on the track after that. Spun entering pit road with 47 laps remaining and fell to 21st. Battled back to finish 5th.
July 29, 2001 8 8 Led the most laps. Fell to 21st on a late pit stop. Hindered by race traffic and poor fuel mileage.
June 17, 2001 14 2 Led the most laps. Fell to 7th on an ill-timed caution flag. Worked his way up to 2nd but couldn't catch Ricky Rudd.
July 23, 2000 5 3 Contended for the lead. Moved up to third when Jeremy Mayfield cut a tire on the final lap while leading.
June 19, 2000 5 8 Jeremy Mayfield bumps Dale Earnhardt on the last lap to win. Gordon's set-up was off, but he managed a top 10.
July 25, 1999 7 32 Cut a tire while running second. An 'interested observer' watched from the pits.
June 20, 1999 17 2 Dale Jarrett dominates. Jeff made it close at the end.
July 26, 1998 2 1 First of four consecutive victories in the summer of 1998.
June 21, 1998 1 2 Jeremy Mayfield's first career win.
July 20, 1997 6 2 Dale Jarrett's four tires beat everyone else's two tires on the final pit stops.
June 15, 1997 11 1 Not even an early race flat tire could derail the Gordon Express.
July 21, 1996 15 7  
June 16, 1996 1 1 First pole and first win at Pocono. 
July 16, 1995 11 2 Runner-up to Dale Jarrett.
June 11, 1995 5 16 The infamous "missed shift" incident. From a potential victory to a 16th place in the span of 700 feet.
July 17, 1994 7 8 After a disappointing rookie year at Pocono, two top 10's in 1994 was considered a success.
June 12, 1994 4 6  
July 18, 1993 20 37 A race remembered for race winner Dale Earnhardt's tribute to Davey Allison, who lost his life in a helicopter accident a few days earlier.
June 13, 1993 4 28  


Career Stats At Pocono
Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles
47 6 20 32 2


Pocono Breakdown
Average Start 10.1
Average Finish 10.5
Victories - 6 August 2012
June 2011
June 2007
July 1998
June 1997
June 1996

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